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Weekly Recap in Health News: November 8, 2013

Here is the recap of this week’s news in health:

New neck nerve stimulation device could cut heart failure symptoms A team of researchers are now testing nerve stimulation in the neck as a novel therapy for heart failure patients to potentially help relieve their debilitating symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, and heart arrhythmias.

High blood pressure often not diagnosed, not controlled, CDC says There’s a good chance you have high blood pressure and don’t even know it. One in five Americans with hypertension are unaware of the problem, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Control Blood Sugar, Reduce Blood Pressure An article and informative video titled Control Blood Sugar, Reduce Blood Pressure provides information about the relationship between high blood glucose levels and blood pressure.

Oral allergy syndrome and high blood pressure medications can create lethal cocktail Oral allergy syndrome sufferers that take high blood pressure medications may experience extreme facial swelling and difficulty breathing the next time they bite into a juicy apple. When patients with oral allergy syndrome take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for hypertension and congestive heart failure, they are at an increased risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, according to new research.

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe for Very Obese Teens, Study Says Researchers say they have some good news for severely obese teens who decide to undergo weight-loss surgery: These patients are at low risk for major surgical complications.